The Lords of Discipline

The Lords of Discipline
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0553381563
ISBN 13: 9780553381566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lords of Discipline Book Review:

Dramatically interweaves the themes of brotherhood and betrayal as senior cadet Will McLean courageously struggles to forge his own honor code and manhood in a regimented, venerable, but corrupt Southern military academy. Reprint.

The Lords of Discipline

The Lords of Discipline
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 0553271369
ISBN 13: 9780553271362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lords of Discipline Book Review:

Dramatically interweaves themes of brotherhood and betrayal as senior cadet, Will McLean, courageously struggles to forge his own honor code and manhood in a regimented, venerable, but corrupt Southern military academy

The Lords of Discipline

The Lords of Discipline
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2010-08-17
ISBN 10: 1453203982
ISBN 13: 9781453203989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lords of Discipline Book Review:

A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface. Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way.

The Boo

The Boo
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN 10: 145320640X
ISBN 13: 9781453206409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boo Book Review:

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s story about life at the Citadel in the 1960s, a profound exploration of what it means to be a man of honor. Lt. Col. Nugent Courvoisie, known to the cadets as “the Boo,” is an imposing and inspiring leader at the South Carolina military academy, the Citadel. A harsh disciplinarian but a compassionate mentor, he guides and inspires his young charges. Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. The Boo takes Cates under his wing, but their bond is threatened when they’re forced to confront an act of violence on campus. Drawn from Pat Conroy’s own experiences as a student at the Citadel, The Boo is an unforgettable story about duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

The Death of Santini

The Death of Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0385530854
ISBN 13: 9780385530859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of Santini Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A brilliant storyteller, a master of sarcasm, and a hallucinatory stylist whose obsession with the impress of the past on the present binds him to Southern literary tradition.”—The Boston Globe Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already battered family. But as Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy’s life, the Santini unexpectedly refocused his ire to defend his son’s honor. The Death of Santini is a heart-wrenching act of reckoning whose ultimate conclusion is that love can soften even the meanest of men, lending significance to the oft-quoted line from Pat’s novel The Prince of Tides: “In families there are no crimes beyond forgiveness.” Praise for The Death of Santini “A painful, lyrical, addictive read that [Pat Conroy’s] fans won’t want to miss.”—People “Conroy’s conviction pulls you fleetly through the book, as does the potency of his bond with his family, no matter their sins.”—The New York Times Book Review “Vital, large-hearted and often raucously funny.”—The Washington Post “Conroy writes athletically and beautifully, slicing through painful memories like a point guard splitting the defense.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Bantam Books
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 0553268929
ISBN 13: 9780553268928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Santini Book Review:

Eighteen-year-old Ben's attempts to stand up for himself, his mother, and his sister are resisted by his intolerant father, a fighter pilot and inflexible disciplinarian

BURNING FOR THE BARON

BURNING FOR THE BARON
Author: Alyson Chase
Publsiher: Alice Weiss
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 1944802029
ISBN 13: 9781944802028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BURNING FOR THE BARON Book Review:

Like a moth to the flame… Maximillian Atwood, Baron of Sutton, is consumed with guilt. The lives he saved as a spy for the Crown are never enough to atone for those he destroyed. Retired now, the woman he hurt the most is the one he can’t avoid. She works for him, haunts his dreams … sets his body on fire. She’s the woman he desires most, and she doesn’t know he’s responsible for her husband’s death. Longing for independence, Colleen Bonner takes on a scandalous new job as manager for a bawdyhouse. Having money in her pocket feels heavenly; the way her new employer makes her burn feels even better. But she won’t let the searing heat she and Max create melt her heart. Because Colleen has a secret of her own and if discovered, her life could go down in flames. When an enemy from Max’s past resurfaces and takes aim at Colleen, Max is torn between duty … and revenge. For now that he knows what it truly means to love, he’ll do anything to protect Colleen, even if it means watching their future together go up in smoke. +++Burning for the Baron contains fire play and steamy sex scenes. Don't read unless you like your romances HOT. :) +++ The Lords of Discipline Series Disciplined by the Duke Bound by the Earl Burning for the Baron Mastered Under the Mistletoe (a LOD novella) Marked by the Marquess and coming soon, Played by the Earl romance, historical romance, regency romance, erotic romance, bdsm, bondage, romance series books, romantic suspense, romances with dukes and earls, romance with spies, psychological romance, romance books, romance novels, historical romance books, historical romance novels, regency romance books, regency romance novels, erotic romance books, erotic romance novels, dominance and submission, discipline, sexy love stories, steamy romance books, romance books with high heat, victorian romance books, victorian romance novels, gothic romance books, gothic romance novels, fireplay

South of Broad

South of Broad
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 0385532148
ISBN 13: 9780385532143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South of Broad Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (The Washington Post) by the celebrated author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, as well as Charleston, South Carolina’s dark legacy of racism and class divisions, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for. Spanning two turbulent decades, South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest: a masterpiece from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds. Praise for South of Broad “Vintage Pat Conroy . . . a big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage.”—The Washington Post “Conroy remains a magician of the page.”—The New York Times Book Review “Richly imagined . . . These characters are gallant in the grand old-fashioned sense, devoted to one another and to home. That siren song of place has never sounded so sweet.”—New Orleans Times-Picayune “A lavish, no-holds-barred performance.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A lovely, often thrilling story.”—The Dallas Morning News “A pleasure to read . . . a must for Conroy’s fans.”—Associated Press

My Losing Season

My Losing Season
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-08-26
ISBN 10: 0553898183
ISBN 13: 9780553898187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Losing Season Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man. With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated. Praise for My Losing Season “A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”—The Washington Post Book World “A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”—Houston Chronicle “A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”—Newsweek “In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”—New York Daily News “Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”—Boston Herald

The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 1453203907
ISBN 13: 9781453203903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Is Wide Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

Disciplined by the Duke

Disciplined by the Duke
Author: Alyson Chase
Publsiher: Swerve
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1250155258
ISBN 13: 9781250155252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disciplined by the Duke Book Review:

"This unconventional, sexy tale—featuring a dominant duke with a fondness for rulers—brims with sensuality on every page. If you like a heavy dose of spice in your Regency romance, you'll love DISCIPLINED BY THE DUKE." - Joanna Shupe The day her sister murdered their abusive father, Elizabeth Wilcox stopped being a gentleman’s daughter. Willing to do anything to save her sister from the hangman’s noose, now she is a spy... A servant. A liar. A thief. A submissive. Masquerading as a parlor maid and entrenched in the Duke of Montague’s estate, Liz is willing to risk all to uncover the secrets that would save her sister. But submitting to the duke’s peculiar brand of discipline surprises her with a heady mixture of pleasure and pain. Eager to relinquish control of her messy life, Liz soon craves the rough hands of Montague and his powerful, passionate attentions. Can she succumb to the hot sting of his hand and the gentleness of his kisses without revealing her true identity and darkest secrets? And what punishment will she face when he realizes her betrayal?

Played by the Earl

Played by the Earl
Author: Alyson Chase
Publsiher: Alice Weiss
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 1944802088
ISBN 13: 9781944802080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Played by the Earl Book Review:

In the games men play, love is the riskiest roll of the dice… Ever since John, Earl of Summerset, retired as a spy, his life has suffered from nothing but boredom. He has no plots to uncover, no foes to vanquish…until his brother gambles away the source of the Summerset fortune. Determined to save his earldom, John devises a plot guaranteed to recover his property. All he needs is a proper young miss to assist him… Netta isn’t averse to a racket or two, not if the job is profitable. She can be any woman the provoking earl desires and she knows every trick in the book. But John is eager to prove that seduction is a game two can play. And the price of her employment might be more than she bargained for. But when Netta’s past threatens to destroy John’s future, they discover even the best-laid schemes can go awry. As an enemy creeps closer, John and Netta are in danger of losing much more than their hearts. In order to survive, they will need to find one last ace up their sleeves…. +++Played by the Earl contains steamy sex scenes with elements of BDSM. Don’t read it unless you like your romances HOT!!+++

Lords of Strategy

Lords of Strategy
Author: Walter Kiechel
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-03-03
ISBN 10: 1422157318
ISBN 13: 9781422157312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lords of Strategy Book Review:

Imagine, if you can, the world of business - without corporate strategy. Remarkably, fifty years ago that's the way it was. Businesses made plans, certainly, but without understanding the underlying dynamics of competition, costs, and customers. It was like trying to design a large-scale engineering project without knowing the laws of physics. But in the 1960s, four mavericks and their posses instigated a profound shift in thinking that turbocharged business as never before, with implications far beyond what even they imagined. In The Lords of Strategy, renowned business journalist and editor Walter Kiechel tells, for the first time, the story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry: Bruce Henderson, founder of Boston Consulting Group Bill Bain, creator of Bain & Company Fred Gluck, longtime Managing Director of McKinsey & Company Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor Providing a window into how to think about strategy today, Kiechel tells their story with novelistic flair. At times inspiring, at times nearly terrifying, this book is a revealing account of how these iconoclasts and the organizations they led revolutionized the way we think about business, changed the very soul of the corporation, and transformed the way we work.

The First Book of Discipline of the Church of Scotland

The First Book of Discipline  of the Church of Scotland
Author: Church of Scotland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005127801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Book of Discipline of the Church of Scotland Book Review:

Marked by the Marquess

Marked by the Marquess
Author: Alyson Chase
Publsiher: Alice Weiss
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1944802053
ISBN 13: 9781944802059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marked by the Marquess Book Review:

In this battle of wills, matrimony just might be the deadliest game of all. Sinclair, Marquess of Dunkeld, is determined to discover who’s behind the recent unrest in Scotland. But when he’s caught alone with an unmarried woman, a hasty marriage threatens his mission. While his new wife is everything a gentleman spy should want—amiable, practical, and discreet—she also proves a heady distraction., arousing primal instincts he long since buried. The daughter of a man of science, Winnifred is practiced in the arts of logic … and deception. But her dispassionate exterior hides a dark secret, one she must guard at all costs. As her new husband draws her into a world of raging passions, the tempest gathering within might be the one thing she can’t control. But when an enemy threatens, Sin and Winnifred will need to trust each other, and themselves, if they want to survive the honeymoon. Can they lose their hearts without losing their lives? +++Marked by the Marquess contains steamy sex scenes of a primal nature. Don’t read it unless you like your romances HOT!+++ The Lords of Discipline Series Disciplined by the Duke Bound by the Earl Burning for the Baron Mastered Under the Mistletoe (a LOD novella) Marked by the Marquess and coming soon, Played by the Earl romance, historical romance, regency romance, erotic romance, bdsm, bondage, romance series books, romantic suspense, romances with dukes and earls, romance with spies, psychological romance, romance books, romance novels, historical romance books, historical romance novels, regency romance books, regency romance novels, erotic romance books, erotic romance novels, dominance and submission, discipline, sexy love stories, steamy romance books, romance books with high heat, victorian romance books, victorian romance novels, gothic romance books, gothic romance novels

The Button War

The Button War
Author: Avi
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 0763699268
ISBN 13: 9780763699260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Button War Book Review:

Renowned, award-winning author Avi pens a stark, unflinching tale of ordinary boys living in wartime as tensions — and desperations — mount among them. Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but otherwise life is unremarkable. Patryk and his friends entertain themselves by coming up with dares — some more harmful than others — until the Germans drop a bomb on the schoolhouse and the Great War comes crashing in. As control of the village falls from one nation to another, Jurek, the ringleader of these friends, devises the best dare yet: whichever boy steals the finest military button will be king. But as sneaking buttons from uniforms hanging to dry progresses to looting the bodies of dead soldiers — and as Jurek’s obsession with being king escalates — Patryk begins to wonder whether their “button war” is still just a game. When devastation reaches their doorstep, the lines between the button war and the real war blur, especially for the increasingly callous Jurek. Master of historical fiction Avi delivers a fierce account of the boys of one war-torn village who are determined to prove themselves with a simple dare that spins disastrously out of control.

The Fifth Discipline

The Fifth Discipline
Author: Peter M. Senge
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-03-31
ISBN 10: 0307477649
ISBN 13: 9780307477644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Discipline Book Review:

Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices. In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire. The updated and revised Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the book’s inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders’ New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future. Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will: • Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them • Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity • Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets • Teach you to see the forest and the trees • End the struggle between work and personal time

The Lords of Discipline

The Lords of Discipline
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Everbind
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780784809068
ISBN 13: 0784809062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lords of Discipline Book Review:

Four cadets confront the passage into manhood at an arrogant and proud military institution.

The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN 10: 1453204024
ISBN 13: 9781453204023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prince of Tides Book Review:

New York Times bestseller: A “powerful” Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret (The Atlanta Journal). Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy. As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.

Beach Music

Beach Music
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1448153956
ISBN 13: 9781448153954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beach Music Book Review:

With the spectacular worldwide success of his unforgettable novel The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy established himself as a major international writer. He is known for his anguished and painfully honest insights into families and the human heart. He now returns with Beach Music, a story which tells of a family haunted by dark memories that reach back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust. Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, is trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends, who want his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietman protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South: a quest that leads him to shocking and ultimately liberating truths.